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Family Member: Minn. Plane Crash Victims Loved Outdoors

Updated: 08/10/2014 10:12 PM
Created: 08/10/2014 12:10 PM KSTP.com

A family member of two of three Minnesota residents killed in plane crash in Ontario says they loved the outdoors and going on adventures.

Canadian authorities identified the victims as 41-year-old Nikolas Rajala, his wife 40-year-old Teresa Rajala and their friend 36-year-old Lynn Bohanon, all of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Police say they were on a fishing trip when the crash occurred just after 4 p.m. Friday on Chappie Lake, south of Kenora, Ontario.

Nikolas Rajala's sister, Allison Rajala Ahcan, said Sunday every weekend her brother and his wife would be doing something outdoors related. She says her brother is a pilot and would fly all over but they particularly loved Ontario.

She described her brother and sister-in-law as beautiful people "who lived large lives" and were very generous.

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